CCTV released after guitar theft in Colchester

Police want to speak to these people after a guitar was stolen in Colchester. Picture: PROVIDED BY E

Police want to speak to these people after a guitar was stolen in Colchester. Picture: PROVIDED BY ESSEX POLICE - Credit: PROVIDED BY ESSEX POLICE

A pair of thieves stole an expensive guitar from shop in Colchester by hiding it under a coat and walking out.

A Brazilian Mccarty 594 guitar, like this one, was stolen. Picture: PROVIDED BY ESSEX POLICE

A Brazilian Mccarty 594 guitar, like this one, was stolen. Picture: PROVIDED BY ESSEX POLICE - Credit: PROVIDED BY ESSEX POLICE

A man and a woman entered Peach Guitars at around 4pm on Tuesday, February 20 and made a purchase before going to the upper floor of the store.

The man took a Brazilian Mccarty 594, worth a five-figure sum of cash, from the wall and removed its tag.

The guitar was then concealed in the woman’s long coat as they left the store.

Essex Police has released CCTV images of two people it wants to speak to in connection with the theft.

Police want to speak to this pair after a theft from Peach Guitars in Colchester. Picture: PROVIDED

Police want to speak to this pair after a theft from Peach Guitars in Colchester. Picture: PROVIDED BY ESSEX POLICE - Credit: PROVIDED BY ESSEX POLICE


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Officers are appealing for anyone who recognises them to call 101 and ask for Pc Lindsey Mason at Colchester police station.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or through the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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